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paleontology

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paleontology(chiefly US)noun
or Britishpalaeontology/ˌpeɪliˌɑːnˈtɑːləʤi/British/ˌpæliənˈtɒləʤi/
paleontology(chiefly US)
noun
or British palaeontology /ˌpeɪliˌɑːnˈtɑːləʤi/British/ˌpæliənˈtɒləʤi/
Learner's definition of PALEONTOLOGY  
[noncount]
: the science that deals with the fossils of animals and plants that lived very long ago especially in the time of dinosaurs

— paleontologist

(chiefly US)or Britishpalaeontologist/ˌpeɪliˌɑːnˈtɑːləʤɪst/British/ˌpæliˌɒnˈtɒləʤɪst/noun,pluralpaleontologists[count]
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